Summer Enrollment

The university may offer an optional summer semester (due to course sequencing, certain programs may require summer enrollment). Summer course offerings are limited and may not provide students with the opportunity to complete program requirements or accelerate the completion of program requirements. Generally, summer offerings may include either online or evening courses. Courses generally do not run during the day in summer. Specific course offerings cannot be guaranteed. Please note that accelerating the completion of program requirements may negatively impact future enrollment (i.e., part-time enrollment during a semester in the next academic year). Students are strongly advised to review course projections (i.e., which semester each course is offered) and to plan accordingly. Students who are interested in summer study abroad programs should contact Study Abroad for more information.

Students registering for summer courses should contact a financial planner to discuss in detail the charges for summer tuition (including fees, room and meals) and eligibility to receive financial aid. Undergraduate day program students are assessed the traditional tuition rate. Undergraduate students who register a half-time schedule (fewer than 12.0 credits) will be charged a percentage of their tuition charge. College of Professional Studies students (i.e., online and graduate) are charged according to published tuition and fees.

To be eligible for any federal direct loans, undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 6.0 credits. Undergraduate students registered for a full-time schedule may be eligible for available merit scholarships (based on eligibility requirements) as well as the Johnson & Wales Grant. Students interested in using a portion of their future-year financial aid (if eligible) must complete the FAFSA for the next academic year; eligibility for summer financial aid is based on the student’s continuing enrollment for the next academic year. In compliance with federal guidelines, JWU students are able to apply aid for a maximum of two semesters during an academic year; the summer semester is an optional third semester.